University of Michigan cancels October presidential debate
The University of Michigan is withdrawing its offer to host the second presidential debate in October over coronavirus concerns, the Detroit Free Press reported Monday.
President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden were slated to face off in Ann Arbor on Oct. 15. The Free Press, which cited unnamed sources, said an official announcement would be released Tuesday.
Rick Fitzgerald, a spokesman for the university, said Monday night that he didn’t “have any information to share.”
The Free Press said the decision was made out of concerns about bringing so many people to Michigan’s campus amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Michigan has had more than 67,500 cases of coronavirus and almost 6,100 deaths.